Stéphane Coutelle is an established beauty and fine art photographer.

Born in Paris in 1962, he has led a rich and diversified career, always willing to reinvent himself and explore new grounds.

He shot fashion pictures and celebrity portraits in the 80's, became a painter of large, hypnotic portraits in the 90's, before coming back to photography and becoming a worldwide reference in beauty advertising photography and film making.  

Stéphane Coutelle has published three books : Me Myself and I in 1995, Shoebox Studio in 2012 and Insomnies in 2014. Insomnies’ pictures were exposed in Paris by ArtStudioK gallery in 2014, as part of Le Mois de la Photo program.  A new exhibition took place in 2018 at Artcube Gallery. Carbone, his next project, is due in 2019. 

Stephane Coutelle has a passion for portraits and a special eye for casting. 

The most beautiful women have posed for him, sometimes long before they became famous : Monica Bellucci, Laetitia Casta,  Camille Rowe, Elisa Sednaoui, Claudia Schiffer, Milla Jovovich, Marine Delterme, Natalia Vodianova, Olga Kurylenko, Guinevere Van Seenus...

You can not recognise Stéphane Coutelle’s pictures because of a specific visual signature, you can recognise them for their strength : little effects but a strong eye, the testimony of a special bond, the sign that a special encounter took place in the studio that day. 

Since 2019, he teaches portrait photography on special courses at Ecole des Gobelins in Paris.

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